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: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: Large-scale Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Peter Anderson visits the 5.000-acre farm of the Stephenson Brothers in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Main topics: Hereford polls, Dorset Horn polls, and broiler rabbits. Norman Stephenson answers questions.
Tommy Dale describes some of the features of his family's 1.200-acre farm at Seacliff, North Berwick, including its market gardening enterprises.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: Peter Anderson
Interviewee: Norman Stephenson
Speaker: Tommy Dale
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch
Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Y telediad yng ngofal
Robert S. Evans
(This week's news reviewed)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Taith Trwy Fro Morgannwg

yng nghwmni Aneirin Talfan
Cymdcithas Gorawl Pontarddulais
Arweinydd. T. Haydn Thomas
Cor Penillion Pontrhydyfen
Arweinydd. Alwyn Samuel
Y ffilmio gan Bill Greenhalgh
Golygydd y Mlm. Douglas Mair
Recordiwr sain, John Lanchester
Ysgrifennwyd a chynhyrchwyd gan Aneirintalfan
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Hollywood Romance

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio

and Arthur Jones at the electronic organ introduces a programme of music, song, and light conversation with Quartetto Italiano, Allan Bruce, Diana Noble, Hugh Lloyd.


Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio
Organist: Arthur Jones
Musicians: Quartetto Italiano
Singer: Allan Bruce
Performer: Diana Noble
Performer: Hugh Lloyd
Additional script: Ken Hoare
Additional script: Hugh Woodhouse
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Sister Kenny

[Starring] Rosalind Russell and Alexander Knox in the film Sister Kenny

The moving story of the Australian nurse whose fight against polio brought her into conflict with orthodox medical opinion, but whose methods were to have world-wide results.


Sister Elizabeth Kenny: Rosalind Russell
Doctor Macdonald: Alexander Knox

: Tales of the Riverbank

A series of films about the animals who live along the bank of a Canadian river.
Hammy is unjustly accused of stealing Mrs. Hen's eggs, but with the help of the Guinea Pig and Roderick the Rat he is able to find the real culprit.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: 2: A Cure for Warts

by Mark Twain.
Adapted for television in seven episodes by C. E. Webber.


Author: Mark Twain
Adapted for television by: C.E. Webber
Music played and sung by: Peggy Seeger
Film Cameraman: Bill Munn
Film Editor: Alan Martin
Settings: Archie Clark
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Tom Sawyer: Fred Smith
Sid: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Aunt Polly: Betty Hardy
Mary: Lorna Henderson
Old Mother Hopkins: Natalie Lynn
Huckleberry Finn: Mike Strotheide
Joe Harper: Barry Canton
Bob Tanner: John Evans
Billy Fisher: Malcolm Ranson
Mr Dobbin: Anthony Jacobs
Becky Thatcher: Janina Faye
Amy Lawrence: Wendy Turner
Johnny Miller: Peter Chenault
Jim Holies: Michael Phillips
Johnny Baker: Stanley Little
Joe Hutchens: Freddie Eldrett
Susan: Carla Challoner
Jeff Thatcher: Mike Taylor
Muff Potter: Jack Smethurst
Injun Joe: John Bennett
Dr Robinson: Stuart Hutchison

: The People of Paradise: 1: The Land Divers of Pentecost

David Attenborough tells the story of The People of Paradise and of his recent journey through the South West Pacific


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film Editor: Robert Walter

: Sunday Special

Hugh David and Wendy Williams invite you to come and see St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
(BBC film)


Presenter: Hugh David
Presenter: Wendy Williams
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Nesau at Dduw

Ein Treftadaeth Genedlaethol
Ar drothwy'r Wyl Genedlaethol fe'n gwahoddir i ystyried gwir ystyr a gwerth ein hetifeddiaeth deg
Myfyrdod dan arweinlad
T Parch. Ganon R. M. Rosser
Recordiwvd yr emynau gan Gantorion Cymreig v BBC Arweinydd. Arwel Hughes Y cynhyrchu gan Ifor Rem
Trefnwyd y rhaglen gan
Glyn Parry-Jones
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

(to 18.45)

: Meeting Point: The Battle of Oxford

An account of the memorable debate on evolution of June 30, 1860 between
Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford and Thomas Henry Huxley.
With a filmed comment by Sir Julian Huxley, F.B.S.
In the studio: Canon Charles Raven, James Fisher
Introduced by Donald Holme.
Acknowledgements are gratefully made to the University Museum, Oxford, and Imperial College, London, for permission to film, and to the author of The Life and Letters of T. H. Huxley , Leonard Huxley , for valuable programme material.


Speaker: Sir Julian Huxley
Guest: Canon Charles Raven
Guest: James Fisher
Presenter: Donald Holme
Production: Victor Menzies

: The News

: My Word!

A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason.
E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge Nancy Spain and Denis Norden.
Chairman, Jack Longland
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Devised by: Tony Shryane
Devised by: Edward J. Mason
Panellist: E. Arnot Robertson
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Denis Norden
Chairman: Jack Longland
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Ice Follies 1960

A special television presentation. from the Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth starring
Gabrielle Weidert, Dieter Curt and the first television appearance of 'Spanky' the skating chimpanzee
Presented by Dave Pitts
with Harry Glick and Yvonne, The Two Jokers
Guest comedian: Hami Brown
and The Ice Follettes with Full Supporting Company
West Region production


Performer: Gabrielle Weidert
Performer: Dieter Curt
Skating chimpanzee: 'Spanky'
Presented by: Dave Pitts
Skaters: Harry Glick and Yvonne
Comedians: The Two Jokers
Comedian: Hami Brown
Dancers: The Ice Follettes
Musical director: Percy Pearce
Decor: 'Erik'
Production and choreography: Knox Godfrey
Devised and staged by: John L. Neal
Commentator: Derek Jones
Television presentation: Peter Bale

: Summer Theatre presents: The Critical Point

by Evelyn Frazer.
Starring Mervyn Johns, Lana Morris
Time, the present


Writer: Evelyn Frazer
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: George R. Foa
Mason: Neil Wilson
Dr Helen Schroder: Kay Hawtrey
Dr Andrew Mortimer: Mervyn Johns
Dr Philip Gage: Owen Holder
Sir Keith Vernon: Cyril Luckham
Professor Hubbard: Laidman Browns
Margot Gage: Lana Morris
Miss Arniltage: Rosamund Greenwood
First Policeman: David Rendall
Second Policeman: Bryan Bada
Detective-Sergeant Green: Clifford Earl
Detective-Inspector Snaith: Edward Harvey
Dr MacPherson: Jack Lambert

: The News

: Monitor Summer Film Festival

A selection from the first three years of 'Monitor'.
Edited and introduced by Huw Wheldon.

-1- The Innocent Eye
A study of the Imagination of children as revealed in their paintings.

-2- Ezra Pound in Italy
A visit to the seventy-four-year-old American poet at the castle of Brunnenburg in North Italy.


Editor/presenter: Huw Wheldon
Director (The Innocent Eye): John Schlesinger
Interviewee (Ezra Pound in Italy): Ezra Pound
Director (Ezra Pound in Italy): Peter Newington
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Programme presented by: David Jones

: Jennifer Vyvyan

Gerald Moore plays for and talks with Jennifer Vyvyan, The English soprano.


Pianist/interviewer: Gerald Moore
Soprano/interviewee: Jennifer Vyvyan
Presented by: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue: I to the Hills

A meditation on the 121st Psalm by the Rev. Ronald Falconer.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Presenter: The Rev. Ronald Falconer

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